Courses / 07.01.2023
Prix d’Arthez (Hedges)
Marthas Vineyard offers its first success
Bearing the name of an island in Massachusetts, in the United States, where the jet set and the American presidents have their habits, Marthas Vineyard (Martaline) signed her first victory for her second outing, in the Prix d’Arthez. Antonia Devin’s filly quickly galloped among the first. She jumped perfectly and, in the final turn, deploying a very good action, she was quick to secure the best. In the final phase, the protege of Gaby Leenders countered the attacks to win clearly in front of the two newcomers, Holy of Holies (Kingfisher) et Adriana (Joshua Tree), which finished very pleasantly outside.
Marthas Vineyard partner Felix de Giles told Equidia: « The filly had done something to Argentan as a debutant. The race did not roll too much at the start. We started well, she won quite easily and didn’t take a hard race. She is a real jumping filly. It doesn’t have too much shifting, but is generous. She surely has a little margin, because she will still gain strength… ”
Shannon Rock’s niece
Bred by Antonia Devin, Marthas Vineyard is a daughter of Martaline (Linamix) and Shannon Vale (Turgeon), a mare that has remained unraced. She is the sister of Shannon Verse (Kapgarde), winner of a hurdle race and three over a steeplechase and Shannon Vale Rose (Doctor Dino), winner at 3 over the hurdles of Clairefontaine. After Marthas Vineyard, Shannon Vale had Shannon Bloom (Doctor Dino), one of 3 people, Shannon Valentine (Nirvana du Berlais), a 2 year old and Shannon Valentino (Doctor Dino), un yearling.
The second mother, Shannondore (Nashamaa), won the Prix Solitaire at Enghien. She is none other than the mother of the champion Shannon Rock (Turgeon), quadruple second in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (Gr1) and winner of a Prix La Haye Jousselin (Gr1), Gold Heart (Turgeon), third in the Prix Fleuret (Gr3) and Shannon Royal (Turgeon), third in the Listed over the Aarau steeplechase. This is the very good jumping strain of the Devin family, that of Refinement (Pampabird), winner of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice (Gr3), Ladies View (Comrade in Arms), winner of the Prix Duc d’Anjou (Gr3) and dam of good Ladytown (Turgeon), Ladies Choice (Turgeon) and Ladies Vision (Turgeon), and Razzamatazz (Always Fair), third in the Prix Wild Monarch (L).
MARTHAS VINEYARD (F4)